- Bolaji Abdullahi lost at the Kwara PDP primary election
- The former APC spokesperson said he was disappointed in the result, but described it as the will of God
- He said he remains a loyal member of the Saraki political family
A former spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, has described his loss at the Kwara Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election as disappointing.
Abdullahi, however, insisted that he was not betrayed by his political godfather, Senator Bukola Saraki as being reported in some quarters. He said he accepted the outcome of the primary election as the will of Allah an that his sacrifices were not dependent on expectations of a reward but were done out of personal principles.
He said: “Following the reactions that have trailed the Governorship Primaries of our party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state, it has become imperative for me to make the following clarifications
“While the outcome of the primaries may have been disappointing, I have accepted it as the will of Almighty Allah, who alone gives power. I want to thank all those who have expressed concerns for me. I am humbled and flattered by your support.
“However, I will like to note that there are many factors at play in politics. Therefore, interpreting what happened as betrayal is not correct. My leader, Dr. Bukola Saraki, did not betray me.
“Whatever sacrifices I have made in the past were based on my personal principles, and were not contingent on expectations of any reward. I remain a loyal member of the Saraki political family under the leadership of Dr. Bukola Saraki.”
Legit.ng had reported that Abdullahi and 7 others pulled out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Kwara state.
The other PDP aspirants who have withdrawn from the exercise include Ali Ahmad, Saka Isau, Ladi Hassan, Ibrahim Kaia, Abubakar Anani, Zakari Mohammed and Ahman Pategi.
The gubernatorial race is now between Razak Atunwa, a federal lawmaker from Kwara Central, and Sha’aba Lafiagi, a senator representing Kwara North. All the aspirants except Abdullahi announced their withdrawal at the venue of the primary.
A source told The Cable: “Yes, he was asked to step down, he has been put on pressure since yesterday.”
The Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, said the eight aspirants withdrew from the race in the party’s interest and thanked them for their act of magnanimity.
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